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fiSoSsS. %gVnS. 5c2oo2 WASHiNOTON BRANCH RAILROAD.?O. ami after Monday asxt, ths U luataut, the cars will leave the depot in this city far Baltimore at 9 o'clock A. M., in stead of 9 3-4 A. M . as heretofore. The object of this alteration is to render certain the ar rival of tas train at Baltimore early enough to afford ample time Cor passengers going North to take the steam boat, which now depart* daily for Philadelphia, at half past IS o'clock. The afternoon train will, a* heretofore, tears the depot at a (quarter alter 3 o'clock, P. M. S9?dfitdtwtf. (Globe, Native American, Alexandria Gazette, and Po tomac Advocate.) STOVES! STOVES! AND ORATES. 1HA VE just received from the North a venr larje sup ply of Stoves. Orates, and doable Block Tin Ware? Coffee Biggins, Dressing Boxes, <ltr 1 have Stoves of almost all kinds, suitable for weed or coal. In the first place, I have the Rotary Cooking Stoves of all the differ ent sixes, No. 0, 1, 2, and 3. Teu Plata Stoves of all the different sixes, both for cooking and plain. Franklin Stoves of all the different sixes. I have some venr splen did Parlor Stoves for burning wooH or loam. Coal Stoves of all siaat. Dr. Spoor's Coal Stoves, fancy and plain tops, from No. 1 to 5. Coal Stoves of other kinds. Dr. Spoor's Coal Stoves and the Globe Stoves are most suit able for Public offices, large halls, churches, stores, ar.d steamboats, or any apartment where you wish a strong heat. In fact I have Stoves that will heat any place, either with wood or coal. I have the latest fashion Mantle Grates, both low and high fronts, very cheap?and if I have not a pattern of Grate on hand tliat will suit, 1 can make it at the shortest notice, to suit any fancy. I am fully prepared to do any ktml of Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, Stove, Urate, Lead or Zinc work, at the shortest aolioe. Any person or persons buying Stoves or Grates from the subscriber, or any other thing in his line, will have them arnt home in good order, free of any extra charge Stoves will be put up ready foe use, free of any extra charge. All the above articles will be sold vary low, and all or ders thankfully received and punctually attended to, with despatch, as I shall have a number of brat rate workmen. Five doors East of D. Clagett's Dry Good Store, next door to E. Dyer's Auction Store, Penn. Av. CLEMENT WOODWARD. Sept. 9. (Intel, and Globe.) 3t8 Gloves, suspenders, stocks, woollen SHIRTS, AND DRAWERS. ? We have to-day opened? 30 dox. Suspenders, best kind. SO do. superior Gloves. SO do. Stocks, best make. SO pieces Silk Pocket Handkerchiefs. 60 doxen Gentlemen's Ribbed Woollen Drawer*. SO do. .do. do. do. Shirts. 6 do. Raw Silk Shins. Also, SO pieces Irish Linens. 200 do. Sea Island Cotton Shirtings. BRADLEY dt CATLETT. Sept. 8. ? 3taw2w8 NOTICE. THE New York and Boston Illinois Land Company will offer at public auction at their office in the town of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, on Monday the 27th day of November next, lOO^XN) acres of their Lands situ ated in the Military Tract in said State. Lists of the lands may be had at the office of said Com psny in Quincy and at 44 Wall Street, New York. A minimum price will be affixed to each lot at the time it is offered. JOHN TILLSON, Jr. Agent for tha,N. Y. it B. ill. L Co. Aug. 25, 1837. IswtNov?8 FRENCH LESSONS ?MONSIEUR ABADIE has the honor to inform the ladies and gentlemen of this city and vicinity, that he continues to give lessons in his own native language, at his rooms, or private families and academies, at a moderate price. For particulars, apply at this office, or at Mr. 'Jonathan Elliot's, Pennsylvania Avenue. Abadie's French Grammar, and a course of French Literature, for sale at all the Bookstores. Sept. 2. 3t7 PRINTER'S PAPER. PRINTING PAPER, with or without sixing, of all qualities, made at the Saugerties Mill, Ulster County, New York. Orders will lie promptly attended to if ad dressed tothe Agent, WILLIAM BRADFORD, No. 16 Spruce street, New York. HENRY BARCLAY, Proprietor. Sept. 2. 2w6 MRS. GASSAWAY has taken the pleasnnt snd com modious house at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave nue and 10th street, which she will open for the reception of Boarders, on the 1st of Septembei next. Mrs. G. will take either yearly or transcient boarders. Aug. 21. 4t7. BOARDINO HOUSE. MRS. TAYLOR can accommodate Members of Con gress, or other gentlemen, either with or without families, at her house, pleasantly situated, nesr the north east corner of 10th ana E street; being from thence an agreeable walk to the Capital or to the public Depart ments. Aag. 30. tIB FOR SALE, OR BARTER, for property in the city of New York, or lands in Illi nois, the following valuable property in the village of Oswego : IE7 The rapid growth of Oswego, its un surpassed advantages and great prospects, are too well and too geuerally known to require a particular descrip tion. ID* A very minute description of the property is deem ed unnecessary as it is presumed that purchasers living at a distance will come and see, before they conclude a bargain. Suffice it to say, that it is among the very best in the place. - Ity None but lands of the. first quality, with n perfectly clear title, and free of incumbrance, will be taken in ex change. ID* Letters post paid, addressed to the subscriber, at Oswego, will meet with prompt attention. An ample de scription of the property offered in exchange is requested. In East Oswbco.?The Eagle Tavern and Store ad joining, on First street, with a dwelling house and stables on Second street, being original village lot no. 50, 66 feet * on First street, running east 200 feet to Second street. The south half, or original village lot no. 44, being 33 feet on First street, running east 200 feet to Second street, with the buildings erected thereon. The north-east corner of First and Seneca (late Tau rus) streets, being U0 feet on First, and 100 feet on Sene ca streets, with the buildings erected thereon?comprising part of original village lots nos. 41 and 42. Three lots, each with a dwelling, fronting Second street; the lots arc 22 feet wide by 100 deep, being part of original village lot no. 41. Lot, with dwelling house, [original village lot no 2A,] being 60 feet on First street, running west about 250 feet, across the canal into the river, so that it has four fronts. In Wbst Oswkoo.?Lot corner of Fifth and Seneca (late Taurus) streets, opposite the public square, being on Seneca street 143, anil on Fifth street 198 feet, with dwell, ing, coach house, stabling, and garden. The latter is well stocked with the best and rarest fruit, ornamental shrub bery, flowers, <5tc. A lot adjoining the above, being 78 feet on Fourth street by 58 feet in depth. Six lots on First street, each 22 feet in ) front, running east 100 feet to Water | street, with the buildings thereon. The Wharf and Ware houses on Wa ter street, opposite the foregoing, being 132 feet on Water street, and running east about 110 feet to the river. [This wharf has the deepest water in the inner I harbor.] J Lot corner of Seneca and Second streets, being 24 feet on Seneca, and 66 feet on Second streets. Five Lots ad joining the foregoing to the east, each being 22 feet on Seneca street, by 06 feet in depth. The above being part of the original village lot no. 36. The north half of block no. 63, ticing 200 feet on Uttca [late Libra] street, by 198 feet on Third and Fourth ? streets. On Van Burin Tract ?Lot no. 1, Montcalm street, being 200 feet deep, and running north along Montcalm street several hundred feet into the Lake. Lots no. 2 and 3, Montcalm street, each 66 by 200 (1. 12 " 13 " 13, 14, and 15, being 345 ft. on Bronson St. 240 on Van Ruren st. 300 on Eighth st. North 3-4ths of lot no. 25, corner of Van Buren and Eighth streets, being 200 feet on Van Buren, and 148 feet on Eighth streets. Lot 82, south-west corner of Cayuga and Eighth streets, 66 by 198 feet. Lots 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, on Csyuga st. 66 by 198 ft. 88, s. e. corner of Cayuga and Ontario streets, 198 by 104 feet. 89, s. w. comer of do, 198 by 195 ft. 70, on Seneca st., 66 by 198 feet. 58, s w. corner of Seneca and 8th sts., 66 by 198 ft. 50, n. e. corner of Ontario and Schuyler streets, 198 by 104 feet. SO. on Seneca street, 66 by 198 feet. 75, s. e. corner of Seneca and Ontario streets, 198 by 104 feet. 76, s. w. corner of do. 198 by 130 ft. 64, n. e. corner of do. 198 by 104 ft. 46, 47, 48, 49, on Schuyler st., 66 by 198 ft. The incumbrances on the whole of this property do not exceed sixteen thousand dollars, which may either re main, or if desired, can be cleared off. C. J. BURCKLE Oswego, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1837. 2m6 1E7 Compris ing the original f village lota no. 3 and 4. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. The session of the medical depart KENT of ihis Institution, will conuuenc* Mi Ita laal Monday of October next, and coatiau? uuUl il* last day of February THE FACULTY OF PHYSIC ABE. H. Willis Bailby, M D., Prof?"? of Anatomy and Phymulo^y. Hbnbt Howabd, M. D.. Profess of Obstetrics. and of the Disease* of Women aiul Children. Michakl a. Fiblbt. M D., Professor of Pathology. and of the Practice of Medieiae. Kobkbt E. Dobbbt, M. D., Profeafur of Materia Me iltca, Th*ra|*utics ,Hy?iene, and Medical Jurupfu dtnce. Willum B. Fibm??, M. D., Professor of Chsmistry mi Pharmacy. John Fbbbbbio* Mat. M. D.. ProfeBBor of tha Pnn ciptee and Practice of Surgery. Ellis Hbbmbb, M.D., Demonatratof of Anatomy In mailing this annual announcement, the Truslsss rs ?ptctlully stale, that, in addition to B MBltiBal tacuUy of great ability, having high claims to public coa&denc patronage, this Department of the I niversity of Mwjland offers other and peculiar advantages Uj acquisition of Medical knowledge. P>B*d "? lh<- n^*1 favorable climate for attending to dissections, po* sesaing oommodiona rooms for that purp?Bjl? ty of Maryland commands an unequalled supply' olM*> rial for the prosecution of the study ol Practical Anal v such, indeed, is the abundance ol SubjoaU, that tht I i J feasor of Surgery will afford /? tk. of performing tkenutlvcs, under his direction, tmry ?W col operation ?a great practuai advMtag*, not heretofore furniahed.in any of our Medical Schools This University has also an Anatomics M'iseurn, founded on the extensive collection of the celebtaled A1 len Burns, which became its property by "J ureal expense; and to this collection numerous additions have beeusunuaUv made of late m.ny very v.lu able preparations hsvc Uen procured from > ? Italy?which together afford ample roeaiis to make a great variety of illustrations of healthy and diseased The Baltimore Infirmary, long and favorably known as an excellent school of practice, is connected with theMe diCBl Department, and furnishes every rlaaaof the practical elucidation of the pnnciples uught by the Pro lessors of the Practice of Medicine and of Sur^ry wlio. besides their regular lectures, will impart CluuciU instruction, at the infirmary, at staled periods, in each week during the Session. ...? .. r ,ki. The Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus ?fth? University, is of mat extent and value, much been selected in Europe, by the late distinguished Pro fessor De Butts. And to a Laboratory, provided with every thing necessary for a Course of Ch<Bn^ tMtrwB lion, are united the numerous and varied to illustrate the lectures on Pharmacy and Materia Me dl Neither expense nor care has been spared to secure for the University of Maryland the facilities necessary for the acquisition of a thorough Medicsl Education. THE EXPENSES ABE : THB FIBBT COUBBB. For attending the Lectures of six Professors, ^ each ? ' ' 9 u For attending the Dissector and Demonstrator, For attending Clinical Lectures and instruc lion at the Infirmary, ? 8103 THB SBCOND COUBSK. For attendance on the Lectures of Bix Profes sors, t20 Graduation and Diploma, * * * 8110 The whole being only 213 dollars. But Studenu who have attended one courae of Lec tures in another respectable Medical School, may gradu ate here after they have attended one full course in this University?where the courBe of instruction is as com plete as tnat of any other Medical School?each rrotes sor being, in this Institution, required to lecture evenr day?and where, from the facility with which SUB J ECTS are procured. Dissections can be prosecuted with more ease, and at less expense, than at any other place : ?here too, good boarding can be engaged, on as cheap terms as in any other Atlantic City. , THE orrtCBBS ABB, His Excellency Thomas W. Veaxy. Governor of Ma rylsnd. President of the Board of Trustees. The Hon. Roger B. Taney, Provost. THB BOABD OF TBUSTBBS. Nathaniel Williams, Vice President. John Nelson, Solomon Etting, Isaac McKim, Dr. Dennis Claude, James Cox, William Gwynn, Dr. Hanson renn, James Wm. McCulloh, Henry V. Somerville. Dr. Samuel McCulloh, and John G. Chapman. Bv order, JOSEPH B WILLIAMS, Secretary. Baltimore, 26th August, 1837. twtlN5 A BANK OF WASHINGTON. 29th Acoust, 1837. T the regular meeting of the Board this day, present, the President and nine of the Directors, it was una m"fteiolZed, 1st. That on and after the first of September next the notes of this Bank be redeemed in specie. 2d. That all deposites remaining undrawn, (the same having neurly all been received since the suspension of specie payments,) and all future deposites, other than such as may be made in specie, and be at the time so en tered, lie payable in notes current in the District of to '?3d.'*That all collections for Banks and individuals, and all curtails, lie received in notes current as above ; and that all sums so collected belaid JAS. ADAMS, Cashier. 6tcod6^ CONGRESSIONAL DOCUMENTS, JOURNALS, O LAWS, AND DEBATES.?GEORGE TEM PLEMAN has for sale at his Book and Stationary Store, opposite the General Post Office, all the Journals of Con gress, from 1774 to 1837. Gales and Seaton s American State Papers in 21 folio vols., from the first to the 24th Congress inclusive, or from 1789 to 1823. The Regular Series of Documents m royal 8 vo. vol umes, as published each Session, from the 18th to the 24th Congress inclusive, or from 1823 to 1837. The Laws of Congress, in 8 vols, containing the Laws from the first to the 22d Congress inclusive, or from 1789 to 4lh of March, 1833; the scries is made complete to the 4th of March, 1837, by the pamphlet Laws of the 23d and 24th Congress. This is the edition used by Congress and the Public Offices. . _ , , Story's Laws of the United States, in 4 vols, from 1789 to 4th of March, 1837. The 4th vol. contains an index to the four volumes. , The pamphlet or Session Laws of the United States from the 5th to the 24th Conrgess inclusive, or from 1797 to 1837. Any separate pamphlets can be furnished. Gales and Seaton's Register of Debates in Congress. 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Aug. 23. ta NEW VOLUME OF THE NEW YORK MIRROR: A POPULAR and highly esteemed Journal of Elegant Literature and the Fine Arts, embellished with mag nificent and costly engravings on steel, copper, and wood, and rare, beautiful, and popular Music, arranged for the piano forte, harp, guitar, Sic.., and containing articles from the pens of well known and distinguished writers, upon every subject that can prove interesting to the general reader, including original Poetry ; Tales anil Essays, hu morous and pathetic; critical notices; early and choice selections from the best new publications, both American and English : Scientific and Literary Intelligence ; copi ous notices of Foreign Countries, by Correspondents en gaged expressly and exclusively for this Journal; stric tures upon the various productions in the Fine Arts that are piesented for the notice anil approbation of the public ; elaborate and beautiful specimens of Art, Engravings, Music, etc.; notices of the acted drama, and other amuse ments ; translations from the best new works in other languages, French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc.; and an infinite variety of miscellaneous reading relating lo passing events, remarkable individuals, discoveries and improvement ill Science, Art, Mechanics, and a series of original papers, by William Cox, the author of Crayon Sketches, and other popular works, etc. etc. We congratulate both our readers and ourselves nt the excellent auspices under which we shall commence the next volume of the New York Mirror. The times, in deed, are gloomy, but, widely as our commercial distress is extended, the Mirror has shot the roots which nourish rt still wider, and the elements of its prosperity being now derived from every section of our-extended country, it shares in the good fortune of those most remote, while sympathising with the troubles of those which are near. It is owinc to this general circulation that we are enabled in times like these not merely to sustain the wonted style of our publication, but lo present new clsims upon that patriotic regard which has never been withheld from our untiring exertions to make the New York Mirror the first publication of the kind in the world. Nor do we fear to be thought presuming in aiming at so high a mark. Let those who would carp st the expression but look back to the commencement of our undertaking ; to the first of the fourteen volumes which, year after year, have been pro duced with an increase of toil and expense that has ever kept in advance of the support we have received, lilieral undoubtedly as that support has been. Let them weigh the improvements upon its predecessor in each successive volume, and we fearlessly assert that they cannot with hold their approval from our past labors, nor deny the rich promise with which our publication is still rife. The Literary Arrangements for the coming ye*r must secure ? great improvement in tkia department of the Mirror ; for while our journal will continue to be Minly supported by Mr Murru, Mr. Willis, and Mr. Fay, new engagements will have been made with Capt. Marry at I, uiul several other w riter* of established reputation on Wh sides of tha Atlantic, to give ua the aid of their talents ; and enrol themselves with those who, like Mr. Cox, have become almost identified with our columns. These in creased resources must necessarily give a greater diver sity to the paper; while, in order to promote that unity of purpose which is so dasirahls in such a journal, and which can only be aeeuied by iU having one acting head, the Mirror has been placed under tha immediate editorial charge of a single person ; and the proprietor la happy to annouuee that lie has wade a permanent arrangement with Mr. C. K Hoffman, who has for the last two months had charge of this department. The Sled Engravings now in the course of prepsration for the coming year, are such ss we shall be proud to lay before our country men. They commemorate the romantic scenery and the illustrious characters of our land. 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We have thus, as is our usual wont, glanced at the plan of the Mirror?a plan which embraces so many sutijrt-u wuthin the range of the Belles Lettres and the Fine Arts, that it would be tedious to enumerate them here , and we would rather appeal to the testimonials of approval which our journal has received from the discriminating and the tasteful on both sides of the Atlantic, than add any thing here in furtherance of the claim which the New York Mirror lias upon the support of the American public. Conditions.?The Mirror is published every Saturday, at the corner of Nassau and Ann streets, New York. It is elegantly printed in the extra super royal octavo form, on beautiful paper, with brevier, minion, and nonpareil type. It is embellished, once every three months, with a splendid superroyal quarto engraving, and every week with a popular piece of music, arranged for the piano forte, harp, guitar, &c. 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The publiahers, mindful of the favor with which their efforts have been received at the hands of the public, would embrace the recurrence of a new starting point, as a fit occasion to " look bsckward and forward" at the past ami prospective character and course of their periodical. Within the brief space of a little more than two years and a half, the number of copiea issued of the Knickerbocker has been increased from less than Jitx hundred to more than four thousand', without other aids than the acknow ledged merits of the work? acknowledged, not more expli citly by this unprecedented success, than by Howard of three thousand highly favorable notices of the Magazine, which, at different times, have appeared in the various journals of the United States, embracing those of the first and most discriminating cIlss in every section of the Union. 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M In our humble opinion, this is the best literary poMi cation in the I'liitiiU States, and i?erv?a the eitunatva patronage it has received."?Columbia (a. C.) rtie scope Tecms.?Fiva dollars per annum, in advance, or three dollars for -n months. Two volumes are completed with. in the year, commencing with the January and July num bers. Every Postmaster in the UnKed States is autho rized to receive autiacriplions. Five copies forwarded lor twenty dollar*. Address Clark <f? Edton, Proprietors, 161 Broadway. THE AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY 5 A Magauns of Pooiry, Biography, and Crituum.to I* pub lished Monthly, tnth splendid illustrations on Ateel. WHILE nearly every country of the old world can boaat of its collected body of national Poetry, on which the seal of a people's favorable judgment has been set, and which exhibits to foreign nations in the most striking light the progress of civilisation and literary re finement among its inhabitants ; while England, especial ly, proudly displays to the world a corpus jmetarum the lustre of whoae immortal wreath haa shed a brighter glory upon her naiue than the most splendid triumphs which her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our own country seems destitute of poetic honors. Appears, w-c say, for although no full collection'of the chef trttuvres ol our writers haa been made, yet there exist, and are occa sionally to lie met w ith productiona of American poeta which will bear comparison with the noblest snd most polished efforts of European genius, and which claim for America as high a rank in the scale of literary elevation as is now ceded to older and in some respects more fa vored lands. ... . . . lmpreaaed w ith the correctness of this judgment we propose to issue a monthly magaline which shall contain in a perfect unmutilated form, the most meritorious and beautiful efTuaiona of the poets of America, of the past and preaent time, with such introductory, critical, Mia biographic notices as shall be necessary to a correct under standing of the works presented to the reader, and to add interest to the publication. Those who imagine that there exisU a dearth of materials for such an undertaking, who believe that the Aonian ,Maids have confiued their richest favor* to our transatlantic Iwethren to the exclu sion of native genius, will be surprised to leam that we are already in |>osses?ion of more than two hundred vol umes of the production of American bards, from about tho vear 1G30 to the present 'Uy. Nor is it from these sources alone that materials may be drawn. There are but few w riter* in our country who pursue authorship as a voca tion, and whose works have been published in a collected form. Our poeU, especially, have generally written for particular occasions, with the remembrance of which their productions have gone to re*t, or their effusions have been careleaaly inserted in periodicals of slight merit and limited circulation, where they ware unlikely to attract notice to themselves, or draw attention to their sat bora The grass of the field or flower* of the wilderness are growing over the ashes of many of the highly gifted who, through the wild and romantic regions of our republic, have scattered poetry in 44 ingots bright from the mint ot genius" and glowing with the impress of beauty and the spirit of train, in quantities sufficient, were it known and appreciated as it would be in other countries, to secure to them an honorable reputation throughout the world. Such were Harney, author of' Crystal ma' and the ' fever Dream,'Sands, author of ' Yamoy ten , Wilcox, author of the 'Age of Benevolence Kobinson, author of I h* Savage Little, the sweet and tender poet of Christian feeling, the lamented Brainard, and many beside, whose writings are almost unknown, save by their kindred auto ciates and friend*. , , ? With the name* of those poeU who within the last few years have extended the reputation of American lite rature beyond the Atlantic, Bryant, Dana, Percival, Sprague, Sigoumey, Whittier, Willis, Ace. the public are familiar ; and we can assure them that there exists, though long forgotten and unknown, a mine of poetic wealth, rich, varied and extensive, which will amply repay the la bor of exploring it, and add undying lustre to the crown which encircles the brow of American genius. In the pub lication now proposed we shall rescue from the oblivion to which they have long been consigned, and embalm in a bright and imperishable form the numberless ' gems of purest ray,' witn which our researches into the litersry sn* tiquities of our country have endowed us ; andweare con fident that every lover of his native land will regard our enterprise as patriotic and deserving the support of the citizens of the United Stales,'as tending to elevate the character of tliat country in the scale of nat ions, and as sert its claims to the station to which its children entitles it. With this conviction we ask the patronage of the com munity lo aid us in our undertaking, conscious that we are meriting its support by exhibiting to the world a proud evidence that America, in the (tiant strength of her Hercu lean childhood, is destined ore long to cope in the arena of literature with those lands which for centuru* have boast ed their civilization and refinement, and justly exulted in their triumphs of their cherished sons in the noblest field which heaven has opened to the human intellect. The Amicbican Antholoov will contain complete works of a portion of the following?the most popular of our poetic w riter*?and of the other*, the best poems, and such as are least generally known: Adams, John Quincy Oould, Hwinah F. Allston, Washington Hallack, Fit* 1-reene Barter, Joseph Harney, John M. Barlow, Joel Hillhouse, John A. Benjamin, Park Hoffmah, Charles F. Bogart, Elizabeth Mellen, Grenville Brainerd, John O. C. Neal.John Brooks, James G. Peabodv, B. W O. Bryant, William C. Percival, James U. Clark, Willis G. Pierpont, John Coffin, Roliert 3. Pinckney, Edward C. Dana, Richard H. Pren1^, George D. Donne, George W. Rockwell, J. O. Drake, Joseph R. Sands, Robert C. Dwight, Timothy Sigoumey, Lydia H. Ellet, Elizabeth F. Sprague, Charles Embury, EmmaC. Sutermeister, J R. Everett, Edward Trumbull, John Fairfield, Sumner L. Wetmore, Prosper M. Freneau, Philin ^ J,?hn P Gallagher, William D. Willis. Nathaniel P. In addition to the poems of the above named authors, selections, comprising the best productions of more than four hundred other American writers, will be given as the *"The 'Jmerirlm Anthology will be published on the first Saturday of every month. Each nnmber will contain seventy-two royal octavo pages, printed in the most beau tiful manneron paperof superior quality, and two or more portraits on steel, with other illustrations. Price, Five dollars per annum, payable in advance. The first number will be published in December. Subscriptions received in New-York, by W ilev &. fut nam, 181 Broadway, and Griswold & Cambreleng, 118 ?""" AU l""" See. N. Y. Lit. Antiquarian Association. NILES'S REGISTER. THE Subscribers to the " Rkqiste*" are respectfully informed, that after the first dau of A will be published IN THE CITY Or WASHINGTON. In transferring this work to the scat of the National Go vernment, we arc not only complying with the wishes of a. large number of distinguished men of both parties, tint I carrying into effect a design long entertained by it* found er, and obeying our own convictions of the advantages which must result to its numerous and intelligent patrons. For we will there have additional facilities for procuring those facts anil documents which it is one of the objects of the " Register" to present to its readers, and which have heretofore been obtained at the sacrifice of much time and labor. In addition to these facilities, the " Register ha* becomo so identified with our history, that it seems due to its character that it should avail itself of every advantage that will add to its national reputation and usefulness, and Washington City i* necessarily the point at which the most valuable and authentic intelligence of general in terest is concentrated, thence to be circulated among the People. , The change of location will not, however, produce nnv change in the original character or plan of the w ork, which will be faithfully adhered to under all circumstances, and especially are we determined that it shall not partake of a sectional or partisan character, but present a fair and honest record, to which all parties in all quarters of the country, desirous of ascertaining the truth, may refer with confidence. In making this avowal we are not ignorant how difficult it is to remove prejudices from our own mind, and to satisfy that intolerance which only sees the tnith in its own decisions ; but so far as the fallibility of human judgment will enable us to do justice, it shall bo done , for we have had that kind of experience in editorial duties which has thoroughly disgusted us with the miserable shifts to which partisans resort, even if our convictions of duty would permit a departure from strict neutrality, l et wc do not intend to surrender the right to speak of principle* with our usual freedom, or to defend w hat we deem to be the true policy of the country ; but in *o doing, we will not be influenced by special interests or geogra phical lines, and properly respect the opinions of others ; for we, too. Iielicvc that "truth is a victor without vio lence," and that the freedom of discussion and the right of decision are among the most estimable privileges of an intelligent People. I The period for the contemplated removal i* also pecu liarly auspicious, for with the commencement of the extra session of Congress tee Will commence the publication nf a new volume; and we have already made arrangements to lav before our readers, in sufficient detail, every event which may transpire in that body, and to insert all docu ments, speeches, flte. of interest. It is also our intention tofnrnisn to our sutxwrihers, gratuitously, at the termina tion of each nesaion, a supplement containing all the lairs passed thereat, of general interest. With an analytical inder. We will thus render the " Register" still more valuable as a Congressional record for popular reference: for the reader w ill then not only he enabled to trace the progress of the law*, but will be furnished with them as enacted. Heretofore their circulation has been confined to one or two newspapers in each State, or limited to copies pub lished by the order of the government for tho use of its of flcera, and ill coat, per volume, that r?fuati, if il daci not exceed, the puce vt oar aauuai subscript utu. These improvements iu our plan m>iI1 in vol..- a lane expenditure of money, and are hardly warrant*.! by ihe Svnerai depression which prevails in every liraucti of pro active industry, but we arc iuduced to tilieve, from the steady support the " Register" haa received during (tie paat most embarrassing year, that there is an iwrratiiiy desire among tl*> people for mioriusliun, und that thev are resolved to undertt ind the actual condition of public ojfmirt. With such ? disposition on the part of the VuUic,?? emm not doubt but that our enterprise will be duly rewarded ; and w* earnestly solicit the co-operation of our frienda in aid ol our efforts to exlcndour subarnj>?ion list. We are deeply sensible of the obligations we owe them for past favors, awl are especially grate lul lor the indulgence which haa been extended to ua in lite discharge of our arduoua duties, which have lieen prosecuted und*' many disad vantages. Their encouragement haa excited ua to oerae vere, and to cherish the hope that " Nile#' Register ' mav at ill maintain (he high reputation it haa acquired in all quarters of tiie United States and in Europe. It is nowr admitted to be the nost valuable depoaitory of facts and events extant, sud la daily quoted bv ail pafiies as an au thority that will not lie disputed. Tbi'* is, indeed, an en viable reputation, and we ore determined it ahall not be lost. The terms of the" Register" a rtfivt dollart per annum, payable i* advunt* All letters must be post-paid, but re mittances may lie made at our risk, addressed, until the fir*t of September, ui ua at Baltimore, and after that peri od to WutJunglon City. If we may bis permitted to give advice in the mutter, we would iceommend new subscri bent lo begin with theaeriea which commenced in Seplem l>er, 1836, the first volume of which terminated in March last. It contains the proceedings of the last session of congress, messages, reports, &c. the votes given at the Presidential election, all the proceedings of the reform movement in Maryland, the letters of Mr. Van iluren, General Harrison, and Judge White, to Sberrod Williams, the letters of Messrs. ingersoll aiid Dallas, with n muss of other valuable paper* pf the highest interest. The num bers can be forwarded by mail at the usual rates ol news paper postage. Many of our subscribers have been accustomed to re mit their subscript ions through the members of Congress from their respective districts on their annusl visits to Washington. As we will be permanently located in that city at the commencement of the extra session, this mod* of payment will be more convenient for all parties, and we hope our friends will continue to avail themselves of it. Respectfully, WM. OGDEN N1LE8. Aug. 9?3t. Baltimore. PROSPECTUS OF THE UNITED STATES MAGAZINE AND DEMOCRATIC REVIEW. ON the lat of October, 1837, will be published at Washington, District of Columbia, and delivered simultaneously in the principalcitiea of the V'nited Stales, a nsw Monthly Mugamine, under the above title, devoted lo the principles of the Democratic party. It has long been apparent to many of the reflecting mem ben of the Democratic party of the l imed States, that a periodical for the advocacy and diffusion of their political principles, similar to those in such active and influential operation in England, is a desideratum of the highest im portance to supply?a periodical which should unite with the attractions of a sound and vigorous literature, a poli tical character capable of giving efficient support to the doctrines and measures of that party, now maintained by a large majority of the People. Discussing the great questions of polity before the country, expounding and advocating the Democratic doctrine through the most able pens that that party can furnish, in srticles of greater length, more condensed force, morr elaliorate research, and more elevated tone than is possible for the newspaper press, s Magazine of this character becomes an instru ment of inappreciable value for the enlightenment and formation of public opinion, and for the support of the principles which it advocates. By these meuns, by thus explaining and defending the measures of the Democratic party, aud by always furnishing lo the public a clear and powerful commentary upon those complex questions of policy which so frequently distract the country, and upon which, imperfectly understood as they often are by friends, and misrepresented and distorted as they never fiiil lo be by political opponents, it is of the utmost impor tance that the public should be fully and rightly infyrmed, it is hoped that the periodical in question may be made to exert a beneficial, rational, and lasting influence on the public mind. Olhcn considerations, which cannot be two highly appre ciated, will render the establishment snd success of the proposed Magaxine of very great importance In the mighty struggle of antagonist principles which is now going on in society, the Democratic Party of the Uni ted Stales stands committed to the world as the deposito ry and exemplar of those cardinal doctrines of political faith w ith which the cause of Me People in every age and country is identified. Chiefly from the want of a con venient means of concentrating the intellectual energies of its disciples, this party has hitherto been almost wholly unrepresented in the republic of letters, while the views and policy of its opposing creeds are daily advocated by the ablest and most commanding efforts of genius and learning. In the United States Mauazine the attempt will be made to remove this reproach. The present is the time peculiarly appropriate for Ihe" commencement of auch an undertaking. The Democratic body of the Union, after a conflict which tested to ihe ut termost its stability and its principles, have succeeded in retaining possession of the executive administration of the country, in the consequent comparative re pot. e from political strife, the period is auspicious for organising and calling to its aid anew and powerful ally of this charac ter, interfering with none and co-operating with all. Co-ordinate w ith this main design of The United States Magaxine, no care nor cost will be spared to render it, in a literary point of "view, honorable to the country, and fit to cope in vigor of rivalry with its European competitors. Viewing the English language as ihe noble heritage and common birthright of all who speak the tongue of Milton and Shakspearo, it will lie the uniform object of its con ductors lo present only the finest productions in the vari ous branches of literature that can lie procured, and to diffuse ihe benefit of correct models of laale and worthy execution. In tins department the exclusiveness of party, w hich is insepsrable from the political department of such a work, will have no place. Here we all stand on a neutral ground of equality and reciprocity, where those universal principles of tsste to which we are all alike subject, w ill alone lie recognized as the common law, Our political principles cannot be compromised, but our common litera ture it will lie our common pride to chcnsh and extend, with a liberality of feeling unbiassed by partial or minor views. Aa the United States Magazine is founded on the broadest basis which the means and influence of the De mocratic patty in the United States can present, it is in tended to render it in every respect a thoroughly Nation al Work, not merely designed for ephemeral interest and attraction, but to continue of |>ennancr,t historical value. With thia view a consideraUe portion of each number will be appropriated to the following subjects, in addition to the general features referred lo above : A general summary of Political and of Domestic Intel ligence, digested in the order of the States, comprising all the authentic important facls of the preceding month. General Literary Intelligence, Domestic and Foreign. General Scientific Intelligence, including Agricultural Improvements, a notice of all new Patents, iic. A condensed account of new works of Internal Im provement throughout the Union, preceded by a general view of all now in operation or in progress. Military and Naval News, Promotions, Changes, Move ments, die. Foreign Intelligence. Biographicsl obituary notices of distinguished persons. After the close of each session of Congress, an extra or an enlarged number will be published, containing a ge neral review and history of its proceedings, a condensed abstract of important official documents, and the acts of the session. Advantage will also be taken of the mesns concentrated in this establishment from all quarters of the Union, to collect and digest such extensive staliatical observations on all the most important interests of the country as can not fail lo prove of very great value. This portion of the work will be separately paged, so as to admit of binding by itself, and will be furniahedwith a copious index, so that the United States Magazine will also constitute a Complete Annual Register, on a scale unaltempted before, ami of very great importance to all classes, not only as sffording a current and combined view, from month to month, of the subjects which it will comprise, but also for record and reference through future years; the value of which wiTl increase with the duration of the work. Although in its political character the United States Magazine addresses its claims to the support of Ihe De mocratic party, it in hoped that its other features referred to aboye?independently of ihe desirable object of Incom ing acquainted with the doctrines of an opponent thus advocated?will recommend it to a liberal and candid support from all parties, nnd from the large class of no P*ny To promote the popular objects in view, and relying up on the united support of the Democratic party, as well as from others, the price of subscription is fixed at tlie low rate of fivt dollars per annum ; w hile in mechanical ar rangement, and in size, ouantity of matter, die., the Uni ted States Magazine w ill be placed on a par at least with the leading monthlies of Englsnd. The whole will foim three large octavo volumes each yesr. B_r Terms : >5 in advance, or $6on the delivery of the third number. In return for a remittance of ?20, five co pies will lie sent; of $50, thirteen copies will tie sent; and of 9100, twenty-nine copies. lis All communications lo be addressed (post paid) to the publishers. TAMMANY HALT.. At a regular meeting of the Democratic Republican Gen eral Committee, of the city and county of New-York, held at Tammany Hall, on Thursday evening, April 0, 1*17, The prospectus issued by Messrs. I.angtree ft O'Sulli van, for the publication, at the city of Washington, of a monthly magazine, to be entitled the United States Maga zine and Democratic Review, having been presented and read, it was thereupon. Resolved unanimously, That, in the opinion of this Committee, the work referred to in the prospectus will prove highly useful to the Democratic Party, snd benefi cial to the community ; that the plan of the work appears to be judiciously adapted to the attainment of the impor tant objects announced by the publishers, and we cordially recommend it to Ihe support of our fellow citizens. An extract from the minutes. Edward Sandpord. Secretary. ADVERTISEMENTS It ia intended to render the United States Magazine a medium for literary and fsneral advertising, fur which iU thorough circulation ia ?#rj State of the Union, abroad, will render it very advantageous Advertisements will be iuaerted on the rover of the United Slates Magazine on the following term* : 1 square, (1? tinea,) one insertion, ? - ? I 00 do. do. three timea, ? ? 2 a<) 1 column, one inaertion. ? 3 00 do. three Untea, .... 7 50 I page, one inaertion, .... 5 00 do. three tunea, .... 10 (10 1 square, per aiiuuui,- - - - 10 00 Single pages stitched in for 92 SO; 8 page*, 910; |(i pages, fab. Theae wilt be inaerted only in the coplea de livered by hand in the targe eitiea, and 3000 of each will be required The other advertiaementa are publiahed in every copy. A Magazine being generally preserved, and rvluined tor perusal for aaontha ou the faintly table, ren dera it a muck mora desirable agent for appropriate adver tiauig than ncwapaiiera or other evanescent periodicals. Advertiaementa will be received by all the Agenta. try Bllla intended for atitching with the rover, if deliv ered at the following places, free of expenae, will be re gularly forwarded ?-Boston, and Eastern States, Otm. Broader*, it Co., agenta; New York, at the office nf Mr. O'Sullivan, No. 03 Cedar atreet, Philadelphia, i< 1' Deailver, Market street; Baltimore, F. Lucas, Jr. They should l>e sent not later than the 10th day of the mouth previous to that required for insertion. , LANGTREE it O'SULLIVAN Wa*hington, D. C., March 4, 1837. PROSPECTUS TO THE AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE, roa 1837. rive DOLLARS FEB YEAR. ON the first of January was publiahed the first niimUr of the ninth volume of the American Monthly Magazine. This will commence the aeoond year of "the New Series of the American Monthly." One year has passed since, by the union of the New England Magazine with this well eatabliahed periodical, the resource* of a publication which hud previously alioorbed those of the American Monthly Review and of the United State* Magazine, were all concentrated in the American Monthly Maga zine ; |iving at once ao broad a basis to the work as to atamp ita national character and ensure its permanency The number of pages, which have each month exceeded one hundred, was at the aame time increased, to male room for an additional supply of original matter ; and each number of the work throughout the year has been orna mented with an engraving, executed by the first artists in the country. How far the literary content! of the Maga zine have kept paee with theae secondary improvement*, the nublie are the best judges. The sun of the proprietor* has been from the first to establish a periodical which ahould hsve a tone and character of its own ; and which, while rendered sufficiently amusing to ensure its circula lion, ahould ever keep for ita main object the promotion of good taste, and sound, vigorous and fearless thinking, up on whatever subject it undertook to discuss ; which, in a word, should make its way into public favor, and establish its claims to consideration, rather by what should tie found in Us pages than by any eclat which the name* of popular contributors, or the dissemination of laudatory paragrapha, could confer. Nor has the American Monthly lisd any reason to regret having adopted and followed out the course prescribed to itself from the first. It has in deed lost both contributors and subscribers by the tone of aome of its papers ; but by the more enlightened who have judged of the tendency of the work in the aggregate and not by ita occasional difference of opinion with themselves, it haa been sustained with spirit and liberality. It ha* been enabled to merge from infancy and dependence upon extrinsic circumstances; and the quickening power of many minds, laboring successively or in unison, has 111 fuaed vitality into the creation while shaping it into form, until now it has a living principle of its own. It haw be come something, it is hoped, which " the world would not willingly let die," But though the subscription list of the American Monthly has enlarged with the publications of every number during the last year, it is not yet sufficiently full to justify the publishers in carrying into effect their plan of liberally compensating both the regular contributors and evenr wri ter that furnishes a casual paper for the week. Nor till literary labor in every department of a periodical is arte quately thu* rewarded, can it fully auatain or merit the character which an occasional article from a well pair! popular pen may give. If these views lie just, there is no impertinent* in ap pealing here to the public to aasiat in furthering them by promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Maga zine. The work which is under the editorial chogre of 0 F Hoofmnn and Park Benjamin, Esq. will continue to l? publiahed simultaneously on the first of every month, in New York, by George Dearborn 6l Co., in Boston by Ot'.i, Brooders & Co., communications received at the Office, No. 38, Gold Street, New YoHt. PROSPECTUS OF THE SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, THOMAS W. WHITE, EDITOB AND PBOrRlBTOB. This is a monthly magazine, devoted chiefly to literature, but occasionally finding room for articleH that fall within the scope of Science ; and not profesaing an entire disdain of tasteful sclrctum*, though ita matter haa been, as it will continue to be, in the main, original. Party politics and controversial theology, as far ns pos sible, are jealoualv excluded. They are sometimes ao blended with diacusaions in literature or in moral science, otherwise unobjectionable, as to gain admittance for the aake of the more valuable matter to which they adhere but whenever that happens, they are incidental only ; not primary. 'I'hey are dross, tolerated only because it can not well be severed from the 8terling ore wherewith it is incorporated. Reviews and Critical Notices occupy their due apace in the work; and it la the editor'a aim that they ahould have a threefold tendency?to convey in a condensed form, such valuable truths or interesting incidenta as are embodied tn the works reviewed,?to direct the reader'-, attention to book* that deserve to he read,?and to warn him against wasting time and money upon that large mini her, which merit only to tie burned. In this age of publi cations, that by their variety nnd multitude distract and overwhelm every undiscriminating student, impartial criticism, governed by the views just mentioned, ia one ol the moat ineatimablc and indispensable of auxiliaries, to him w ho does wiah to discriminate. Essays and Tales, having in view utility or amusement, or both,?Historical Sketches,?and Reminiscences ot events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, and height ening its interest.?may be regarded as forming the staple of the work. And of indigenous poetry, enough is pub lished?sometimes of no mean atrain?to manifest and to cultivate the growing poetical tuste and talents of our country. The times appear, for several reasons, to demand such a work?and not one alone, but many. The public mind is feverish and irritated still, from recent political strifes The soft, assuaaive influence of literature ia needed. 10 allay that fever, and soothe that irritation. Vice and folly are rioting abroad : Thrv ahould be driven by indignant rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, into their fitting haunts. Ignorance lords it over an immense proportion of our people. Every spring should be set in motion, to arouse the enlightened, and to increase their number; ao that thrf" great enemy of popular government may no longer brood, like a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our country And to accomplish all these ends, what more powerful agent can be employed than a periodical, on the plan of the Messenger; if that plan be but carried out in practice. The South, peculiarly, requirea ?uch an agent. In all the Union, south of Washington, there arc but two literary periodicals ! Northward of that cit^, there are probably at least twenty-five or thirty ! Is this contrast justified by the wealth, the leisure, the native talent, or the actual literary taste of the Southern people, compared with those of the Northern T No; for in wealth, talents, and taste, we may justly claim at least an equality with our bre thren; and a domestic institution exclusively our own, lieyond all doubt afford* us, if we choose, twice the leisure for reading and writing, which they enioy. It was from a deep aense of this local want, that the word Southern wna engrafted on the name of this periodical ; and not w ith any design to nourish local pre judices, or to advocate supposed local interests. Far from any such thought, it is the editor'* fervent wish to see tlie North and South bound endearingly together forever, in the silken bands of mutual kindness and affection 1 ?r from meditating hostility to the North, he has already drawn, and he hope* hereafter to draw, much of his choicest matter thence; ana happy indeed will he deem hintselt, should his pages, by making each Region know the other better, contribute in any essential degree to dispel the lowering clouds that now threaten the peace of both, nnd to brighten and strengthen the sacred tie* of fraternal love. The Southern Literary Messenger ha* now reached the fifth No. of its third volume. How far it has acted out the ideas heie uttered, it is not for the editor to say He believes, however, that it falls not further short of them than human weakness u*ually make* practice fall short.of theory. The Messenger is issued monthly. Each number of the work contain* 64 large super-royal pages, printed 111 very hand*ome*t manner, on new type, and on paper equal at least to that on which any other periodical 1* printed in our country. No auliscription will lie received for less than s volume, and must commence with the current one. The price is 95 per volume, which must be paid in all cases at the time of subscribing. This is particularly adverted to no* t'i avoid misapprehension, or future misunderstsndinp?*< no order will hereafter be attended to unless accompanied with the price of *ul?cription. The postage on the Messenger is *ix cents on *nv gle No. for nil distances under lOOinile*-?over 100 ten eunt*. All communication* or letters, relative to the Messen ger, must be addressed to Thomas W V\ iiiti. Southern Literary Messenger Office, Richmond. ?? THE MADISONIAN Thb Madisonian is published Tri-weekly during the sittings of Conffrcas, and Semi-weekly during the re cess. Tri-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satur days. Advertisement* intended for the Tuesday pspcr, should be sent in early on Monday?those f?r 'he Thursday paper, early on Wednesday, and for the Sa turday paper, early on Friday. Ofccr, E itrrtt, nrar Tenth.